Mariah’s Vinyasa classes blend elements of strength, breath, precision, and grace with music, fun and ancient, yet modern philosophy. They are a mediation in motion with focus on individual expression and energy. Her unique style has evolved from experience as an athlete, a coach, a waitress, a gardener, a yogini, a lover of music and movement, and her studies of light energy with Dr. Michael Winer.
After originally practicing Bikram and Ashtanga Vinyasa Mariah completed her first 200 hr teacher training with Ana Forrest in 2004 and has since completed two 200 hr Maya Yoga Vinyasa Fusion trainings in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya with Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane. She continues to study with a variety of teachers where ever she finds herself in the world.
Mariah’s teaching journey brought her from California to Cape Town in April of 2010. Soon after she partnered with Tamsin Sheehy and opened The Shala in May 2012. Mariah currently teaches classes, workshops and teacher’s trainings at The Shala, as well as retreats and workshops in various parts of the world.
Mariah Betts, Yoga Teacher and owner The Shala, Cape Town